News From Around The World Of Submarine Telecoms For The Week Of January 21-25

News from around the submarine telecoms industry.

SubTel Forum

SubTel Forum Magazine Issue 104 Now Available
Issue 104 of SubTel Forum is now available. This month’s issue discusses the current state of the submarine fiber market and its future.

WFN Strategies, SubTel Forum Host Successful Reception @ PTC ’19
Almost 100 of the industry’s best and brightest joined WFN Strategies and SubTel Forum to celebrate and kickoff another successful year for submarine cables at their 8th annual Mai Tai Reception.

Cable Faults & Maintenance

Tonga Fibre-optic Cable Outage Relieved by Satellite
On 8:30pm January 20th, Tonga Cable suffered an outage in the submarine cable that connects the island nation to the outside world.

Tele Greenland Submarine Cable Fault North of Maniitsoq
Tele Greenland says that a fault was discovered on 21 January on the submarine cable system, affecting internet north of Maniitsoq.

Tele Greenland Finds Cable Break South of Sisimiut
Tele Greenland said the submarine cable fault that has affected services north of Maniitsoq is a breach south of Sismiut.

Tonga Telecommunications Could Be Down a Month
The people of Tonga could be waiting up to a month for a full restoration of phone and internet services as per Sione Veikoso of TCC.

Current Systems

Amazon, Telxius Reach Agreement on Marea
Telxius announced that Amazon Web Services has signed an IRU agreement for the use of a fibre pair on the MAREA submarine cable.

Future Systems

Orange Boosts Link between French Guiana, America with Kanawa Cable
Orange announced the official inauguration of Kanawa submarine cable, a 1,746 km-long cable linking French Guiana and Martinique.

Installation of Indigo Submarine Cable Complete
The installation of the Singapore to Perth INDIGO West submarine cable and the Perth to Sydney INDIGO Central submarine cable is now complete

State of the Industry

XSite Modular Awarded PNG Cable Landing Station Contract
XSite Modular has been awarded a contract to design and build a modular cable landing station Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea by DataCo.

IPG Photonics to Acquire Padtec Submarine Networks Division
IPG Photonics Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the submarine networks division of Padtec SA

Hawaiki, PacketFabric Enter Strategic Partnership
Hawaiki and PacketFabric have signed a strategic partnership to provision transpacific capacity on the Hawaiki submarine cable system

Samoa Online School Shows Submarine Cable Benefits
The Prime Minister applauds Samoa’s brand new Apia International School, citing investment in submarine cables as a key building block.

Nexans to Enhance Organization, Restructure EU Operations
Nexans has announced a restructuring and reorganization process that will affect 939 positions and create 296 jobs in Europe.

Telefónica to Sell Affiliates to America Movil
Telefonica will sell two of its affiliates in Guatemala and El Salvador to America Movil for approximately US$648 million.

Technology & Upgrades

ASN, Facebook Introduce Aluminum Conductor in Fiber Cable
ASN and Facebook announced today the commercial availability of aluminium conductor cable for optical fiber submarine systems.

Telstra Sends Strong Signal with Submarine Cable Upgrade
Telstra has committed to a major 160 percent upgrade to its submarine cable network with technology from US-based Infinera.